Growing a business can be challenging even in the best of times. There's so much you need to do to make it happen. From the business process to generating leads to providing quotes to closing deals to change orders to project management to admin... the list just goes on and on.The beautiful thing about CostCertified's free construction software platform is that it is a "business in a box" for contractors. But, it isn't anything like other construction software... we've actually reinvented how construction services are bought and sold. So we aren't just digitizing the same, old process.One of the features within CostCertified is the built-in CRM tool that you get access to for managing all your leads, clients, projects, proposals, etc. It's great because you don't need to use a third-party software like SalesForce, everything is right there within the same platform that runs your entire contracting business. That means the CRM actually seamlessly integrates with all the other features within CostCertified.The pipeline view is really cool... here's a screenshot showing what it is like: We've even made it really easy for contractors who don't want to spend a lot of time organizing all their leads and proposals... so we do it for you! It's all automated and super easy to use. Okay, so the point of this blog post is to really enforce the idea that you MUST be using some kind of CRM tool if you really want to scale your business in an efficient manner. At the end of the day, in order to win more jobs you need to send more quotes. In order to send more quotes you need an easy way to keep track of your leads and respond to them right away. By using a CRM like the one built in CostCertified it becomes a lot easier to respond to leads and get them a quote. And there's a direct correlation between how many deals you will close and how fast you respond to people who have requested a quote and actually get them a quote. Sounds logical, right? Well, you'd be amazed at how many contractors just don't have a great system or tool in place to make this easy.And there's really no better place to start than CostCertified. So give it a try today.